you know what... ill just stick with my desktop, lol.
Tbh, if I were given the choice again, I wouldn't have spent the $1500 on the laptop. I could have built a desktop AND buy a low-end laptop for the go with that money. The desktop would have better specs than my laptop even if I built it 2 years ago with around $900.
I play CS:S on my laptop, but I only play in short bursts of time. Maybe an hour max before turning it off. This is because that fucker gets hot, and it scares the crap out of me.
Also: this machine runs CS:S great on above average settings, but can barely run Halo CE. LoL!
My laptop was my primary gaming system, it could play everything I wanted and it had a good cooler.... then the screen hinges snapped, the screen collapsed, hard drive broke 5 times, the motherboard died just today and the power unit fell out
When it comes to laptop reliability, you can't generalize them. If you say you have a "laptop" and then go on to say that it fell apart before long, then you're doing it wrong. You need to analyze what material the laptop was made out of along with the brand and price. Careless use of a laptop is the primary means of structural degradation. Laptops require maintenance the same as desktops, but in limited ways, which have already been mentioned. Neglect these measures and any laptop will suffer for it. Perform them and your laptop will last as long as 4-6 years.
Now let's stop this ridiculously off-topic discussion.
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Coming from the laptop killing king himself... My Macbook Pro that I got about 3 years ago is still alive and kicking, 0 hardware problems at all, and I abuse this thing more than I ever did my other ones. Say what you want about price, but when it comes to good construction and industrial design, Macbook's come out on top.
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That can be debatable. Mac is known to ditch their customers when older models go out of style. My brother and his girlfriend had laptops that both ended up with screwed up batteries or hardware. When they went to the store to get it fixed, the Apple employees said that they don't fix older model laptops and told them to buy new ones. They had only had their laptops for two years each. Kind of silly huh? My brother was able to drag out his old one for four years and just got a new one for graduation. It's battery ended up frying.
On my end, I have two HP laptops. One of them I've had for 6 years and I've only had to take it in for malware removal once (I had no idea how to fix those back then) and to up the RAM so it ran better. Ultimately, it lags from being over-stuffed with content that I don't want to delete, thus I cannot run a proper defrag of the computer. For some reason, antiviruses also messed up its performance a good bit (hardly notice it on my new one). My new laptop really only bitches at me when I lug it around from place to place, which then it gives me the "Dumping Physical Memory" screen (which is fixed by pressing the power button and restarting). Otherwise, no real problems.
You really won't know how your laptop will work until you start messing with it. They're really all different in that two laptops can be the same build, but one can be dysfunctional and the other will be perform optimally. You just have to trust your manufacturer or builder when it comes down to it.
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